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bioentrepreneurship-bootcampThe back-issues of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology more than five years old are now free. For complete access, see the  archives at http://commercialbiotechnology.com/issue/archive.

The Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, in print since 1994, is the definitive international quarterly publication for bioscience business professionals. The Journal is designed specifically for those professionals who need to enhance their knowledge of biotechnology business strategy and management, improve and advance their product development or want to keep up-to-date with current issues and industry trends. It has been described as a “Harvard Business Review for biotechnology companies.”

Each issue publishes peer-reviewed, authoritative, cutting-edge articles written by the leading practitioners and researchers in the field, addressing topics such as:

  • Management
  • Policy
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Regulation
  • Bioethics

At the time of this posting, volume 15 number 1 and older are free. Check them out at http://commercialbiotechnology.com/issue/archive .

worldview-5-yearsSix years ago I built a global biotechnology innovation index, and I have been using it since tracking global biotechnology innovation in Scientific American’s Worldview. It has been a very rewarding project, and I have enjoyed the opportunity to present my research data at international conferences, business schools, and even National Defense University.

Some of the issues I am focusing on this year are economic recovery, agricultural biotechnology, and global biotechnology workforce intensity and mobility.

I am always looking for feedback on the index and new data sets to help expand it. I invite you to visit the scorecard at http://www.saworldview.com/wv/scorecard/ and send me your suggestions and feedback.

bioentrepreneurship-bootcampThe Journal of Commercial Biotechnology announces the publication of the July 2013 issue, featuring new papers on biotechnology management and commercialization.

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Vol 19, Issue 3 (2013)

Patenting human genes and mutations: A personal perspective
Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty
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The polyvalent scientist: the added value of management training
Maria Theodosiou, Arsia Amir-Aslani
The PhD is becoming more and more prevalent as a degree. However, PhD students are not adequately prepared for careers outside academia and most of them have trouble translating their skills to the job market. The biotech sector is a science-driven industry that is now mature and flourishing and requires business leaders that are technically trained…
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A Role for Virtual Biotechnology Companies in Drug Discovery and Development?
Dianne Nicol, Johnathon Liddicoat, Christine Critchley
The orthodox business model of many drug discovery and development companies centres on adding value to early-stage discoveries prior to engaging with large pharmaceutical companies to bring products to market. Anecdotal observations suggest some companies are moving to a ‘virtual’ business model – instead of employing in-house scientists, a skeletal management team runs the company and out-sources all research and development…
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The role of specialization in mutual fund investment strategies: An exploratory study of the life sciences industry.
Osne Frans Kirzner, Lorraine Marie Uhlaner
This paper explores possible differences in investment strategies between specialty and non-specialty funds in the life sciences industry…
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Culture and the Principles of Biomedical Ethics
Kola Abimbola
This paper examines the roles of culture in the principles of biomedical ethics.  Drawing on examples from African, Navajo and Western cultures, the paper maintains that various elements of culture are indispensable to the application of the principles of biomedical ethics. Full details at the

The relevance and importance of business development and licensing in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Roger Davies
The importance of the business development and licensing (BD&L) function in the global biopharmaceutical industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years as pharmaceutical companies have sought to supplement their internal R&D with innovative products and technologies sourced from biotechnology and drug delivery companies…
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Patent Licensing Considerations for Biologics under the BPCIA
Sheila Swaroop, Carol Pitzel Cruz
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Evergreening patents: The Indian Supreme Court rejects patenting of incremental improvements
Joanna Brougher
On April 1, 2013, the Supreme Court in India handed down its decision to dismiss Swiss drug maker Novartis AG’s attempt to win patent protection for its cancer drug Glivec…
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The life sciences industry and the changing IP landscape
Gareth Williams
This article looks at the findings of Marks & Clerk’s 2013 Life Sciences Report, launched in April 2013. Of interest to both R&D/IP experts and professionals in strategic positions within biotechnology companies, it explores many of the issues facing the biotechnology industry and is informed by an industry survey of over 330 international life sciences professionals…
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EU Legal & Regulatory Update
Ewan Grist
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Book Review: The crowdfunding revolution: How to raise venture capital using social media
Steven S. Ma
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These infographics from DrugPatentWatch.com and BiologicPatentWatch.com track innovation and patent activity in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries:

Pharmaceutical Innovation Infographics

Upcoming drug patent expirations

Which Drugs Face Patent Expirations this Month?

Top selling drugs

What are the Top-selling Drugs?

Future drug patent expirations by month

How Many Drug Patents Will Expire in the Coming Months?

Upcoming drug patent expirations by year

How Many Drug Patents Will Expire in the Coming Years?

Which drugs have the most patents

Which Drugs Have the Most Patents?

Which pharmaceutical companies have the most drugs

Which Companies Have the Most Branded Drugs?

Which pharmaceutical companies listed the most drug patents last year

Which Companies Listed the Most Drug Patents Last Year?

Which pharma companies have the most drug patents

Which Companies Have the Most Active Drug Patents?

Which drug companies face the most patent expirations

Which Companies Face the Most Patent Expirations?

Which pharmaceutical companies recieved the most drug approvals last year

Which Companies had the Most Drug Approvals Last Year?

Which patents protect the most drugs

Which Patents Cover the Most Drugs?

Biotechnology Innovation Infographics

Upcoming biologic patent expirations by year

How Many Biologic Patents Will Expire in the Coming Years?

Which biologics have the most patents

Which Biologics Have the Most Patents?

Which biotechnolgy companies have the most approved biologics

Which Companies Have the Most Biologics?

Which biotech companies have the most biologic patents

Which Companies Have the Most Active Biologic Patents?

Which biologic companies face the most patent expirations

Which Companies Face the Most Patent Expirations?

Which biotechnology companies recieved the most biologic approvals last year

Which Companies had the Most Biologic Approvals Last Year?

Which patents protect the most biologics

Which Patents Cover the Most Biologics?

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Vol 19, Issue 2 (2013)

Capturing Value
G. Steven Burrill
Today’s pressure on pharmaceutical companies reflects greater pressures throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem as payers, patients, and providers wrestle with escalating costs and drive  healthcare systems around the world away from being cost-based to becoming value-based.  For pharmaceutical companies, this means not only a greater emphasis on creating value, but seeking new ways to capture value as well, particularly at a time when drugs will need to demonstrate they provide benefits commensurate with their costs and governments and payers squeeze down prices…
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Defining valuable information in a shifting industry
Andrew F Bourgoin
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Commercial Biotechnology in Mexico
Minerva Valdes, Fernando Quezada
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Technology Transfer: Bridging academic research and society – a communicative approach
Martin Vad Bennetzen, Lars Stig Møller
To make basic research transcend the walls of a university for the benefit of the society, technology transfer processes such as patenting, market analysis, and economic assessment are essential. Therefore small dedicated units, called technology transfer offices, have emerged during the last four decades…
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The funding ecosystem of early-stage biotechnology firms and its misalignment with interests of firms, of the biotechnology industry and with global disease burden
Gergely Toth
The development and commercialization of new therapeutics have had immense impact on the quality and length of human life.  Nevertheless, the biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry have evolved to be driven mostly by a profit oriented market system, in which distinct stakeholders interact with different motivations to make the development and commercialization of therapeutics a reality…
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A Patient Centric Commercial Model for Cancer Care
Sanjay Rao
Cancer is one of the most challenging diseases of all – not only in terms of the clinical barriers to offering its sufferers respite from devastating consequences, but also to manufacturers and marketers of treatments that attempt to control its impact. Products developed and manufactured through biotechnology dominate the commercial landscape for treating a variety of cancer types…
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Developing Cell Therapies: Enabling cost prediction by value systems modeling to manage developmental risk.
Mark Joseph McCall, David John Williams
This work quantifies the highest risk activities and interdependencies in cell therapy new product development (NPD).  A simulation model based upon an activates based and information driven  approach of the Design Structure Matrix (DSM), using Latin Hypercube sampling methods with discrete event simulation evaluated the interdependencies between critical development tasks…
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Challenges and prospects for monoclonal antibodies in China
Honghao Shi, Meiwan Chen, Yunzhen Shi, Hao Hu, Yitao Wang
The technology of monoclonal antibodies has been developed since the 1990s and is attracting more and more attention in China during the 21st century. The first monoclonal antibody product was introduced by the Chinese local producer in 1999, and presently seven products are listed, of which three are humanized products…
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A Business Perspective on IP: Open Innovation vs. Open Source in Commercializing Biotechnology
Arthur A. Boni
Abstract – In this article, we address the issues that are involved when developing a strategy for commercializing a discovery that is novel, useful, and non-obvious to someone skilled in the art.  Patent(s) may be used as one means of providing a competitive advantage, and in addition this method is quite common as a means to monetize the intellectual asset…
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Getting Social with Biotechnology Business Development
Tim McCready
Social media is becoming increasingly important in business. While the lack of regulations makes marketing online to consumers a challenge in the life sciences, social media offers significant opportunities to the industry by complementing traditional business development and capital raising activities…
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Bowman v. Monsanto: Revisiting the Exhaustion Doctrine and its Application to Biotechnology and Digital Technologies
Susan Kling Finston
On February 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bowman v. Monsanto – the first case to directly present the question of how the Exhaustion Doctrine should apply to patents relating to biotechnology and digital technology inventions.  The Petitioner, Vernon Hugh Bowman, asserts that the Exhaustion Doctrine should be extended to advanced agricultural technologies where the technology itself is contained in genetically modified seeds that may be reproduced through successive generations of seeds without limitation, and that companies like Monsanto can instead rely on remedies found in contract law to protect its commercial interests…
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Should the HHS Decision to Overrule FDA on Plan B Be Reversed
Peter J. Pitts
On December 7, 2011, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius overruled a decision of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the over-the-counter (OTC) status of emergency contraception. What will be the repercussions of Secretary Sebelius’s action? Why is the act itself of far greater long-term significance than the transitory regulatory action it impacts? By reversing an FDA decision, the Secretary has set a dangerous precedent for all-comers to lobby Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House on any and all FDA decisions—directly inserting politics into what must be a scientifically driven process…
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drug-patent-watch_miniWho are the world’s leading drug patent inventors? These reports from DrugPatentWatch.com tap DrugPatentWatch’s exclusive FDA archives to profile the individuals who have invented FDA-approved drugs since 2000. A study showing a surprising result of an analysis of shifts in global pharmaceutical innovation used these data and was recently published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.

For a complete global list, or for individual country lists, see the Drug Patent Inventor Reports at DrugPatentWatch.com

Global

Global Drug Patent Inventor Report

Individual Country

Australia

Belgium 

Canada

China

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

India

Ireland

Israel

Italy 

Japan

Netherlands

Norway

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Vol 18, Issue 4 (2012)

The Birth of a Discipline
Arlen Meyers
Bioentrepreneurship is a new academic discipline Full details at theJournal of Commercial Biotechnology

Not fully harmonized: Differences in biotechnology patenting between Europe and the United States
Brian R Dorn, Zoë Birtle
There has been a trend of worldwide harmonization of patent laws. Due to the continuing harmonization, examination of patents in Europe and the United States are very similar.  However, examination standards between the two patent offices can differ. Thus, applicants should be aware of the differences between examination standards since both standards need to be addressed in the single patent application…
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CROs in Modern-day China
Steven S Ma
Contract research organization (CRO) outsourcing has become a critical strategy for multinational biopharmaceutical companies looking to reduce costs, time-to-market and expanding their pipelines as blockbuster patents expire. Much of the growth in the CRO industry is coming from emerging markets, such as China and India…
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Analyzing the Broadening Scope of Patentability in the Advancing Field of Biotechnology
Jessica Downing
The current U.S. patent system is considered to provide the broadest patent protection of all patent systems in existence, especially with respect to the biotechnology industry. Advances in science and technology have been key contributors to the growth and development of legislation controlling patent law…
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Biotechnology in Brazil: An Industry Overview
Ezequiel Zylberberg, Claudia Zylberberg, Asli Ceylan Oner
Recently becoming the sixth largest economy in the world, Brazil has relied, in large part, on its comparative advantages of resource extraction and agriculture. Sustained long-term growth will require Brazil moves into higher value industries that build of off its comparative advantage. Biotechnology has surfaced as a sector of strategic importance, and government involvement in finance, education and research and development has created an industry on the cusp of global significance…
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Lessons on Emerging Markets and Global Health
Victoria Y. Fan, Bryan A liang
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Global Health Diplomacy and Management Mechanisms of US-China Public Health Collaborations in China: Lessons for Emerging Markets
Matthew David Brown
China is the largest emerging market in the world…
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Emerging Markets and Differential Pricing Policies: A Question of Global Health?
James Class
Over the past decades, global health has moved from discrete disease campaigns to major developmental strategies. However, medication affordability remains an important, unsolved challenge for industry and the global community. This effort requires coordinated actions by multiple stakeholders. Industry can play a specific role through responsible, differentiated pricing of medicines…
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Tipping Point: Biosimilars, Emerging Markets, and Public-Private Engagement to Promote Global Health
Bryan A Liang
Biosimilars, also known as follow on biologics, are complex biotechnology drugs that are similar, but not identical, to original biologic drug forms, and represent potential lower cost versions that may improve access. Yet biologics and their biosimilar forms have a key safety concern: unwanted immunogenicity…
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Globalization, Evolution and Emergence of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: Are Emerging Markets the Next Pharmaceutical Marketing Frontier?
Timothy Ken Mackey
Pharmaceutical marketing has rapidly evolved over the past century and has now entered the digital revolution.  This is exemplified by the rise of direct-to-consumer-advertising (“DTCA”), which has traditionally been only allowed in the United States and New Zealand in developed countries, but is now expanding in reach to other jurisdictions…
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The Partnership for Safe Medicines-India: Lessons for Emerging Markets
Bejon Kumar Misra
While medicines are always expected to be a safe remedy for human ailments, unfortunately, there is also the phenomenon of ‘unsafe medicines’ due to unscrupulous elements in society manufacturing and marketing fake, spurious, mislabeled medicines, as well as medicines with sub-standard ingredients…
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Blood Supply and Safety in the Developing World: Considerations for Emerging Markets
William Riley, Jeffrey McCullough
Assuring a safe and adequate blood supply in developing nations such as emerging markets is a daunting challenge that directly affects fundamental health metrics of a country. Numerous mortalities can be reduced when an effective national blood transfusion system is in place including leading causes of death such as maternal hemorrhage, sickle cell anemia, and malaria…
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Biomarketing strategy and tactics 101 PART III of III
Dimitris Dogramatzis
The American Marketing Association defines marketing as the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America appropriate marketing of medicines ensures that patients have access to the products they need and that the products are used correctly for maximum patient benefit…
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The University of California, Davis, collaborative model for biotechnology education and training
Judith Ann Kjelstrom
UC Davis and its partners are addressing the need for innovation and entrepreneurship in graduate education and training. This paper will showcase the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology graduate education program, cross-disciplinary partnerships and technology brokering. These interactions can bring diverse groups of individuals together to translate ideas into real world applications…
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Logos Press has just published a new book by Randall Mayes.

Revolutions: Paving the Way for the Bioeconomy is an in-depth look at the increasing impact of biology primarily due to the potential of genomics.

The book focuses on four revolutions:

Industrial Revolutions

Genomics researchers hope to launch personalized medicine and cure diseases by identifying drug targets and create novel therapies such as DNA vaccines by discovering gene variants that are risk factors called biomarkers. This new approach to medicine will ideally provide a boost to the biotechnology industry. So far, genomics has provided new tools for conducting biological research and more powerful tools for managing and interpreting data (bioinformatics). Synthetic genomics more commonly known as synthetic biology is poised to emerge as the next industrial revolution.

Scientific Revolutions

We are currently amidst a Kuhnian (scientific) revolution brought about primarily through discoveries in genomics. A Kuhnian revolution describes a change in how a majority of scientists view the world. By revolutionizing biology and medical research, genomics has provided scientists with a new understanding of the concept of a gene. It has provided a systems approach to the experimental design of research. Using DNA, evolutionary anthropologists have demonstrated that in addition to genes and the environment, culture and technology also contribute to phenotypes.

Cultural Revolutions

Although Darwin was unable to provide a mechanism for evolution via natural selection, science historians credit him with making evolution a believable concept. Genomics and synthetic biology are currently facing regulatory policy issues in the areas of risk assessment, intellectual property, and bioethics. Whether or not citizens reap the social goods and economic benefits from these industrial revolutions will depend on the actions taken by activists, lobbyists, scientists, and the government. To receive the social goods and economic benefits from genomics and synthetic biology, public acceptance is critical. It is important that the public understands and accepts that culture and technology have played an important role in what makes us human.

Schumpeterian Revolutions

Using genomics to discover potential treatments and subsequent cures for diseases is more complex than originally thought. Without genomics providing a proof of concept for medical cures, a paradigm shift for understanding diseases, an economic (Schumpeterian) revolution in the pharmaceutical industry has yet to occur. Synthetic biology has provided revived optimism.

Full details on the book are available on the Logos Press website, and the book is available at Barnes and NobleAmazon.com, and elsewhere.

Human Genetic Signatures has elected to make their recent Journal of Commercial Biotechnology paper open access through the JCB’s Open Access Option. By electing for open access, the paper is now free to read without subscription.

For more on their assessment of the Microsoft vs. Apple ‘black-box’ model for diagnostic testing, see their paper:

What do hospital labs really need to streamline diagnostic testing: Apple vs. Microsoft environment?

Journal of Commercial Biotechnology Vol 18, Issue 3 (2012)

Could personalized medicine be the driver for widespread price controls?
Yali Friedman
Everyone should agree that the benefits of personalized medicine — prescription of drugs most likely to benefit and least likely to harm individual or groups of patients — are are positive. However, one must consider the potential practical challenges of increased implementation of personalized medicine, if the current healthcare delivery system is compatible with personalized medicine, and what regulatory/policy changes may be needed to accomodate personalized medicine…
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Innovating in the New Austerity
G. Steven Burrill
We are in the midst of dramatic changes in the way life sciences companies are funded. The model of funding a company with venture capital leading to an IPO is now the exception rather than the rule for life sciences companies. Venture investors are no longer willing or able to fund companies with an indefinite exit…
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Innovative biotechnology industry strategies in the U.S.’ rapidly evolving payer environment
Sarah Stanton Collins, Will Collins
In 2010 healthcare represented 17.9% of GDP; its cost is growing significantly faster (~5%) than economic growth (~ 2%).  This growth presents a challenge to all payers, whether they are governments, employers, or individuals.  Within healthcare, one of the most rapidly growing areas is “specialty drugs” which are frequently biotechnology agents, or drugs for cancer or orphan conditions…
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Biotechnology in Argentina: Development and Resources
Claudia Zylberberg, Asli Ceylan Oner, Ezequiel Zylberberg
Biotechnology related developments in Argentina have gained momentum in the past few years. The creation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovative Production in 2007 that focuses on high-tech growth in technology related fields including biotechnology, demonstrates the public sector commitment to a field with a thriving business sector and promising improvements in research and development…
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Creating systemic oral transmucosal drug delivery strategies: Case study of APL-130277
Anthony Giovinazzo, Nathan Bryson, Timothy Tankosic
This article addresses the strategic application of systemic oral transmucosal* (i.e., sublingual and buccal) drug delivery. Circumvention of first-pass hepatic metabolism in the gut, rapid onset of action, easy access via the oral cavity, easy administration for patients with dysphagia and a high level of patient acceptance are the principal advantages of the oral transmucosal route…
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What do hospital labs really need to streamline diagnostic testing: Apple vs. Microsoft environment?
Doug Millar, John Melki
Molecular diagnostic (MDx) tests are now commonplace in virtually every hospital and pathology laboratory, however many questions have arisen, such as “What do diagnostic laboratories require from the MDx revolution in order to better improve patient care?” and “Is a fully integrated ‘black-box’ device the answer to simple rapid diagnostic testing or do mainstream laboratories require more in terms of available testing menu and streamlined workflow?”  With more and more ‘black-box’ devices available on the market, laboratories need to first decide if they need to make such an investment, and if so, in which to make the most appropriate investment, whilst also considering the cost of consumables…
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A general model for training the next generation of Biotechnology entrepreneurs based on recent experience of USA-UK-South Africa collaborations
Karl J. Kunert, Blessed Okole, Barend J. Vorster, Nicholas J. Brewin, Christopher A. Cullis
Preparing students for future entrepreneurial activity in the biotechnology industry is an important issue in many parts of the world because most countries seek to reap the benefits of investments in university-based teaching and research through the development of a knowledge-based economy driven by a highly skilled work force…
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Biomarketing strategy and tactics 101 PART II of III
Dimitris Dogramatzis
The American Marketing Association defines marketing as the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America appropriate marketing of medicines ensures that patients have access to the products they need and that the products are used correctly for maximum patient benefit…
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Disaster Planning for Biotechnology Companies
Frank Goudsmit
An earthquake in Japan cuts off the supply of key equipment and/or pharmaceutical ingredients to a biotechnology company with facilities in the U.S.  High winds and flooding from a hurricane along the East coast—home to a notable number of biotechnology facilities—causes catastrophic property damage…
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Are laboratory notebooks necessary in a first inventor to file world?
Deborah L. Lu, Thomas Kowalski, Smitha Uthaman
The importance of laboratory notebooks was long touted in the US to prove a date of invention. With the dawning of a first-to-file era in the US, the importance of laboratory notebooks has been questioned. A perspective on the importance of laboratory notebooks is provided as well as an answer to the question whether laboratory notebooks are necessary in a first-to-file regime…
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Mayo “nays”: The Supreme Court says no to patenting laws of nature
Jennifer A. Camacho
On March 20, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Mayo Collaborative Services, et al v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc (“Mayo”) and ended an eight-year legal battle over patents covering processes for determining patient-specific dosing for a thiopurine drug to treat autoimmune diseases…
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EU Legal & Regulatory Update
Ewan Grist
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Drug discovery & Development Landscape: New Trends in Academia-Industry Partnerships
Vasu Pestonjamasp
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